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EU and US meeting on airline laptop ban ends with no result (politico.eu)

A meeting Wednesday between EU and U.S. officials to discuss the possibility that the U.S. will extend a ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to European airports ended without coming to a conclusion.

A follow-up meeting is set for next week in Washington.

Today’s talks included a technical meeting, followed by a political gathering in a secure environment. Some “appropriately cleared” European allies were given more detailed information about the specific threat of explosives hidden in laptops that led to the U.S. mulling an expanded electronics ban, a senior Trump administration official said in a briefing following the meeting.

There is still no decision on whether to include European airports in the ban, the U.S official said, adding that it is “under consideration” and that the U.S. reserves the right to unilaterally implement the measure whenever it decides there is an imminent threat. [...] MORE